Agreement on Unaccompanied Children (Jul. 08, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional ...

Topic: Immigration; International affairs; Undocumented immigrants
Jurisdiction: Canada; Central America; Mexico; United States

Agreements on Counter Proliferation and Customs and Border Security Matters (Jul. 08, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention ...

Topic: Arms control and nonproliferation; Customs enforcement; International affairs; National security
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Agreement with PAHO on Cooperation to Achieve Universal Health Coverage (Jul. 03, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which ...

Topic: Health; Health care funding; Health insurance; International affairs
Jurisdiction: Organization of American States

Agreement on Health Emergencies (Jul. 02, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines ...

Topic: Health; International affairs; Public health; Emergency management
Jurisdiction: Canada; Mexico; United States

Donation of Firearms Marking Equipment (Jun. 30, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican ...

Topic: Firearms and explosives
Jurisdiction: Dominican Republic; Organization of American States

Warning Issued on Risks of Using Bitcoin (Jun. 04, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) ...

Topic:  Currency; Internet; Financial services
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Central Bank Issues Warning on Virtual Currencies (Apr. 30, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

In March 2014, the Philippines' Central Bank (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, hereinafter BSP) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. ...

Topic: Banks and financial institutions; Currency
Jurisdiction: Philippines

Central Bank Issues Warning on Risks of Using Bitcoin (Apr. 29, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, ...

Topic: Banks and financial institutions; Currency; Internet
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Agreement to Establish Joint Anti-Money Laundering Body (Apr. 04, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working ...

Topic:  Money laundering
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Constitutional Amendment on Energy (Feb. 12, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se ...

Topic: Constitution; Energy; Oil and gas; Power generation and transmission
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Agreements on Aviation Security (Jan. 30, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

The United States and Panama signed two agreements in January 2014 aimed at providing a framework for cooperation on civil aviation security matters between the two ...

Topic: Treaties and International Agreements/Aviation
Jurisdiction: Panama; United States

Agreement on Forfeited Funds (Jan. 06, 2014) by Gustavo Guerra

The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department ...

Topic: Money laundering; Treaties and International Agreements/Crime
Jurisdiction: Panama; United States

Agreement to Launch Trade Transparency Unit (Nov. 01, 2013) by Gustavo Guerra

On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter ...

Topic: Customs enforcement; International affairs; Money laundering
Jurisdiction: Dominican Republic; United States

Agreements Reached at Bi-National Commission Meeting (Sep. 27, 2013) by Gustavo Guerra

The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: Guatemala; Mexico

Admission to Australia Group (Sep. 26, 2013) by Gustavo Guerra

The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign ...

Topic: Arms control and nonproliferation; International affairs; Weapons development
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Agreement to Launch Trade Transparency Unit (Jul. 09, 2013) by Gustavo Guerra

On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter ...

Topic: Government; International affairs; Money laundering
Jurisdiction: Philippines; United States

Western Hemisphere Countries Sign Conventions Against Discrimination (Jul. 08, 2013) by Gustavo Guerra

On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina,

Topic: Discrimination; International affairs
Jurisdiction: Organization of American States

Directive Allows Sale of Pharmaceuticals Previously Approved by the U.S. FDA (Dec. 14, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Agreement to Combat Theft and Cross-Border Trafficking of Mobile Devices (Dec. 07, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of ...

Topic: Communications
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Memorandum of Cooperation on Methamphetamine Production (Sep. 06, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature ...

Topic: Drug trafficking
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Firearms Marking Equipment (Jul. 13, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is ...

Topic: Firearms and explosives
Jurisdiction: Organization of American States

Agreement to Combat Trafficking in Firearms (May. 03, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the ...

Topic: Firearms and explosives
Jurisdiction: Dominican Republic; Organization of American States

Agreement on Forfeited Funds (Apr. 02, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will ...

Topic: Money laundering
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Nuclear Security Agreement (Apr. 02, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with ...

Topic: National security
Jurisdiction: Canada; Mexico; United States

Training Program for Mexican Prosecutors (Mar. 01, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

House of Representatives Considers Bill That Punishes Citizens for Not Voting (Jan. 26, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Convention on Use of Videoconferencing Approved (Jan. 23, 2012) by Gustavo Guerra

On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice ...

Topic: Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Trade Agreement Reached with Central American Countries (Dec. 21, 2011) by Gustavo Guerra

On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a ...

Topic: Foreign trade and international finance
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Saadi Gadafi Prevented from Fleeing Illegally to Mexico (Dec. 14, 2011) by Gustavo Guerra

On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Mexico

Government Amends Housing Law to Allow Sales and Purchases of Homes (Dec. 01, 2011) by Gustavo Guerra

On November 2, 2011, the Cuban government published in the Cuban OFFICIAL GAZETTE an amendment to Law 65 on housing, allowing citizens who live in Cuba ...

Topic: Property
Jurisdiction: Cuba

Agreement to Provide Human Rights Training for Mexican Judges (Nov. 16, 2011) by Gustavo Guerra

On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby ...

Topic: Human rights
Jurisdiction: Mexico; Organization of American States

Nuclear Security Cooperation (Jul. 30, 2010) by Gustavo Guerra

During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy ...

Topic: National security
Jurisdiction: Canada; Mexico; United States

Program to Prevent Shipping of Illicit Goods via Sea Ports (Jul. 30, 2010) by Gustavo Guerra

On June 22, 2010, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Panama announced that they have started a program aimed at preventing counterfeit ...

Topic: Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime
Jurisdiction: Panama; United Nations

Agreement Results in Convictions (Jul. 29, 2010) by Gustavo Guerra

Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the ...

Topic: Drug trafficking
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Arrangements on Aviation and Border Security (Jul. 29, 2010) by Gustavo Guerra

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and ...

Topic: National security
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Letter of Intent on Cooperation Against Smuggling, Trafficking (Aug. 28, 2009) by Gustavo Guerra

On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to ...

Topic: Police power
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Collaboration on Drug Cartel Indictments (Aug. 27, 2009) by Gustavo Guerra

On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who ...

Topic: Police power
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Return of Stolen Oil Products Proceeds (Aug. 24, 2009) by Gustavo Guerra

On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint ...

Topic: Police power
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Protocol to Punish Arms Trafficking (Aug. 18, 2009) by Gustavo Guerra

On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to ...

Topic: Firearms and explosives
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Utah and Baja California Attorneys General Reach Agreement to Fight Crime (Aug. 18, 2009) by Gustavo Guerra

On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and ...

Topic: Police power
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Letter of Intent to Foster Security and Trade Signed (Aug. 18, 2009) by Gustavo Guerra

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Western U.S. Attorneys General Meet Mexican State Counterparts (Aug. 14, 2009) by Gustavo Guerra

The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general ...

Topic: Police power
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Accord on Deportation (Mar. 10, 2009) by Gustavo Guerra

On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Governors Reach Agreement with ATF to Stop Cross-Border Firearms Trafficking (Sep. 10, 2008) by Gustavo Guerra

The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Plans to Identify and Disrupt Trans-Border Weapons-Smuggling Networks (Jul. 02, 2008) by Gustavo Guerra

On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border ...

Topic: Weapons development
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Government Authorizes Use of Cell Phones by Cuban Citizens (Jun. 02, 2008) by Gustavo Guerra

On April 9, 2008, the Cuban government published a resolution that authorizes the acquisition and use of cell phones by Cuban citizens. Previously, it has been ...

Topic: Communications
Jurisdiction: Cuba

Congress Passes Judicial Reform Bill (May. 02, 2008) by Gustavo Guerra

The Mexican Senate recently passed a bill authorizing several judicial reforms, including the use of recorded telephone conversations as evidence with consent; the guarantee of the ...

Topic: Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Mexico

State Attorneys General Reach Agreements to Combat Organized Crime (Apr. 02, 2008) by Gustavo Guerra

On March 12, 2008, State Attorneys General from the United States and Mexico announced a series of agreements aimed at eliminating the U.S.-Mexican border as a ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: Mexico; United States

Raśl Castro Elected New President (Mar. 02, 2008) by Gustavo Guerra

On February 24, 2008, the National Assembly of People's Power elected Raśl Castro, Fidel Castro's younger brother, as President of Cuba. In his inaugural speech, Raanduacute;l ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Cuba